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Prof. Dr. Martin Beck


Short CV

  • Since 08/2012: Professor of Contemporary Middle East Studies - University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark

  • Since 08/2012: Associate Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies

  • 2010 - 2012: KAS resident representative to Amman (covering Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria) - Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Jordan

  • 2007 - 2012: Senior Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies, responsible for politics, society and socio-economic development of the Near East (Israel/Jordan/Lebanon/Palestine/Syria) and Senior Lecturer ("Privatdozent"), Hamburg University, Germany

  • Winter term 2007/2008: Acting Chair for International Relations at the University of Bremen, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS)

  • 2005 - 2006: Three trimesters Acting Chair for International Relations at the University of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg

  • 2004: Senior Fellow and Lecturer, German Institute for Middle East Studies, Hamburg; "Privatdozent", Hamburg University

  • 2001-2004: Visiting Associate Professor and DAAD Representative, Department for History and Political Science, Birzeit University, West Bank, DAAD Information Office, East Jerusalem

  • 2001:Habilitation (postdoctoral lecture qualification), University of Tübingen , granting of the ‚venia legendia’ for political science". Thesis on ‘Rationality, Cooperation and Political Rent: The Peace Process in the Middle East and the Development of the Palestinian Autonomous Territories.

  • 1990-2000: Assistant Professor, Institute of Political Science, University of Tübingen

  • 1994: Visiting Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, Colorado, USA

  • Studies of Political Science and German Linguistics and Literature at the University of Tübingen

Current Research

  • International and regional Oil Politics

  • Arab Spring

  • Regional Politics and Regional Powers in the Middle East

  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Countries and Regions

  • Middle East (esp. Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria)

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